Home Funerals

Home Funeral Alliance

"We are a group of home funeral educators, guides and advocates all across the United States who have formed a non-profit alliance for the purpose of educating the consumer about the intrinsic value of a home funeral. We also promote education and professional development, networking and community building among home funeral guides, green funeral advocates, and all those who support the rights of families and communities to care for their own dead.." www.homefuenralalliance.org


A Sacred Moment

"A Sacred Moment is a unique service that offers families distinctive choices for honoring and celebrating the life of a loved one. Whether your desire is to create an intimate atmosphere of a home funeral vigil, environmentally friendly green burial or a personalized tribute by planning a Life Celebration service with the support of a Celebrant, A Sacred Moment can guide you to create an experience that will truly reflect the life lived.

A Sacred Moment is actively involved in home funeral vigil and green burial education for end-of-life professionals, medical professionals, community advocates and organizers, families facing the death of a loved one, those interested in these topics as a life's work, as well as the general public." www.asacredmoment.com (Seattle, WA)



"CROSSINGS is a home funeral and green burial resource center. We exist to foster the integration of dying and after-death care back into our family and community life. We strive to increase awareness of alternatives to conventional funeral and burial care. We believe that home funeral and green burial care are more meaningful, affordable and environmentally responsible. We are a home funeral and green burial resource center – particularly educating the family to act as funeral director – which is legal in almost all 50 States." www.crossings.net (Takoma Park, MD)

Thresholds for Life

"Nora Cedarwind Young is an ordained Priestess, Hospice Chaplain, Circle Minister, Certified Death Midwife, Green Burial Educator, End-of-Life Planning Advocate and Home Funeral Guide. She is most happy living her true passion as a Death Midwife and educating others about Green Burials. She enjoys the time she spends with the volunteer team members of the Spiritual Care Team at her local Hospice. Her focus is on education and reclaiming the care of our dead, appropriate planning and earth stewardship." www.thresholdsforlife.org (Port Townsend, WA)

Crossings Care Circle

"Our ongoing mission is to provide education and training for families as well as offering one-on-one assistance in the home funeral process.." www.crossingscircle.org (Austin, TX)

Final Passages

"Final Passages is a model project offering education for personal and legal rights concerning home or family-directed funerals and final disposition (burial and cremation). It is our intention to re-introduce the concept of funerals in the home as a part of family life and as a way to de-institutionalize death. We are dedicated to a dignified and compassionate alternative to current funeral practices. Final Passages provides educational materials, consultations, in-services, presentations, referrals and seminars that prepare and support individuals and the community to carry out a home or family-directed funeral." www.finalpassages.org (Sebastopol, CA)

Natural Transitions

"We are a RESOURCE CENTER providing education about holistic approaches to end of life and supporting family-centered, environmentally responsible after-death care. We are end-of-life educators with hospice backgrounds who also have expertise in after-death care, supporting green, family led home vigils and wakes, known as 'home funerals.'" www.naturaltransitions.org